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sandy, shock is turning to fury and anger. searchers on new york city's staten island are still finding bodies. desperate survivors say help isn't getting through. things are getting more dire apparently by the hour. three days after the storm hit, millions of new yorkers still have no power, no food. and they face huge lines trying to get anywhere. and with just five days until the presidential election, we're releasing a new poll from colorado. a must-win state for both candidates. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> while much of the country, even the presidential race is returning to normal today, we're hearing and seeing misery and growing desperation for millions of people in the northeastern united states. here is the big picture as it stands right now. hurricane sandy's blame for at least 88 deaths in the united states and two in canada raising the storm's overall death toll to 157. a little under 5 million power customers across the eastern united states awoke to no electricity again. that's down to the nearly 8 million when the storm hit on monday though. som
to regions. and let's get going. together. >>> there's a little good news for homeowners affected by sandy. sandy was not classified as a hurricane when it hit. businesses that help companies that lose revenue because of an unexpected shutdown, but it doesn't cover businesses that just lose power. the donation for relief efforts is rolling in. people are helping victims of sandy in near record numbers. that's this week's getting down to business. >>> it is time now for no talking points. the art of the political dodge, seems all politicians are skilled at it. with debate coaches, aids, analysts, speech writers, they should be. dodging that troubling question can be just as important as providing that game changing momentum building moment. for example. there's a topic change. >> texas has one of the highest rates of uninsured children in the country. over 1 million kids, you did not get an opportunity to respond to that. what do you say to -- how do you explain that? >> you can't have access to some of the finest health care in the world, but we have a 1200 mile border with mexico, and we
crisis across the northeast, of course, as gas becomes scarce after sandy and folks begged for help in places like staten island. and we're going to get all of that to you in a moment. first, i want to tell you this. the reports that got the attention of the american public, american voters, and the spin teams as well. from both campaigns, as a matter of fact. now, that would be these numbers you're looking at right now. that's the jobs numbers here. they are stronger than expected. i want you to take a look. the u.s. added 171,000 jobs last month. but, you know, i must emphasize this, the unemployment rate inched up .1%. that's 7.9%. the numbers are on your screen. so more jobs than expected, but a higher rate of unemployment. both campaigns have something to chew on right now and chew they did, of course. here is mitt romney. >> he said he was going to lower the unemployment rate, down to 5.2% right now. today we learned that it is actually 7.9% and that's 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> now, as you migh
of the areas really hit hardest by hurricane sandy. two young boys found dead after their mom's car was swept away in the floodwaters. now the man accused of refusing to help that family, well, he speaks out right now. stick around. that story is next. [ jack ] after lauren broke up with me, i went to the citi private pass page and decided to be...not boring. that's how i met marilyn... giada... really good. yes! [ jack ] ...and alicia. ♪ this girl is on fire [ male announcer ] use any citi® card to get the benefits of private pass. more concerts. more events. more experiences. [ jack ] hey, who's boring now? [ male announcer ] get more access with a citi card. [ crowd cheering, mouse clicks ] [ male announcer ] get more access with a citi card. dad vo: ok, time for bed, kiddo. lights out. ♪ (sirens) (train horn) ♪ vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. at meineke i have options... like oil changes starting at $19.95. my money. my choice. my meineke. >>> all right, this is just in to cnn. new york city marathon set to
evening. breaking news tonight in new york, where after days without power from hurricane sandy, the lights are beginning to slowly go back on in lower manhattan and beyond. it is slow, but it is happening. mayor michael bloomberg says most of the power in manhattan should return by midnight tonight, although some people will be left without it for another week. sandy is gone, but misery continues as so many devastated. today the death toll climbed to 97 people. staten island neighborhoods swept away. homeland security secretary janet napolitano toured the area, vowing to do everything she could to help. plus, after insisting this sunday's new york city marathon would go on, mayor bloomberg canceled the race. many were outraged the city would take valuable efforts away from the recovery efforts for the marathon. tonight, city hall and race officials have called it off. meanwhile, look at this. cars lined up for miles to get gas. drivers in some cases waiting 20 hours as the supply dwindles, fighting with each other. there's one report that a guy pu pulled a gun at one gas statio
. thanks very much. >>> hundreds of thousands of homes torn apart by superstorm sandy. as people start to rebuild, are insurance companies trying to help? or are they just trying to help themselves? >>> the price tag for superstorm sandy is growing. officials in new york state and new jersey say they'll need more than $70 billion to recover. in some ways the property devastation was worse than hurricanes katrina and rita combined. in some ways. in new york state alone sandy destroyed more than 300,000 homes. that's a lot of homes that have to be rebuilt. and as cnn's national correspondent deborah feyerick discovered, it means a lot of homeowners are looking for answers. >> reporter: when superstorm sandy hit, peggy thought she was ready. she paid decades worth of insurance premiums to be covered for catastrophe. so this is the letter basically denying -- >> i went to the office and this is what they gave me. >> reporter: she says her claim was denied. her deluxe homeowners policy covered hurricane and wind, not floods. >> she said you're not entitled to anything. you don't have flood
. and then on to new york now, superstorm sandy is now to blame for 43 deaths. and more than 38,000 customers hardest hit by the storm are getting ready to enter their third week without power or water. susan candiotti shows us how a disabled woman, who hasn't left her apartment in two weeks, is coping. and we want to warn you, some of the pictures might be disturbing to you. >> reporter: out in broad daylight it's easy to see but look how dark it's going to get when we walk inside the building. bryant pearson is in charge of the tenant association. he's going to give us a tour. let's take a look. by contrast, you can see it's bright sunshine outside and i don't know how you can see anything in here, bryant. >> nah, we don't. >> i'm holding on to the back of your jacket because i can't see a thing. >> this is how people get up and down the staircase. >> hold on. i cannot see. okay. got it. >> this is how we have to live here. we've been living like this since the storm hit. >> bryant, is this the floor now? >> yes, this is the seventh floor. >> has there been any looting here, any stealing? >> a litt
-star general named david petraeus. two and a half weeks after sandy, president obama prepares to see the on going misery in parts of new york city. we are live in staten island this hour. >>> but we begin with general petraeus. no longer the top most of the echelons of national security. but not consigned to oblivion either not by any stretch. we've got two signature pieces of reporting this hour. "time" magazine is reporting that petraeus's biographer turned mistress once toyed with entering politics. she reportedly told acquaintances backing in jul that will gop "money men" had approached her about a senate run from north carolina. she says she was "tempted." "time" magazine reports but petraeus was strongly against it. is it "time" is also reporting on the internal fbi struggle over whether to tell the white house what and whom they were investigating. it turns out the white house wasn't informed till the night of the election. three days before general petraeus resigned. on a personal level, general petraeus is telling aides and confidantes that he is devastated by the pain and s
the devastation unleashed on his state by superstorm sandy and says the long recovery home has convinced him to run for re-election next year. storm victims have been asking about his plans. >> this weekend, mary pat and i, the kids, had an opportunity to just kind of have a few minutes to ourselves. and we talked about it. and we've decided we're going to seek re-election. and we're wanting to get that going today. so i instructed my campaign treasurer to file papers with the election law enforcement commission to seek re-election. and so -- >> there you have it. christie has been extremely hands on in dealing with the storm damage. that has helped fuel a huge spike in his approval ratings which now hover around 80%. >>> in dewitt county, illinois, reluctantly agreed to a coin flip 14 days after their election ended in a tie. incumbent ferguson called tails. decisive coin flip was more like gambling than democracy, he says. >>> crane on fire starts to collapse with hundreds of people standing below in australia. now we're learning about a connection between that crane and another crane that
in staten island on the hurricane and storm sandy, let's talk about tomorrow. there's a storm on capitol hill, and it's going to be all involved david petraeus. >> former general david petraeus testifying on the hill, andrea. i heard at the top of the show kelly o'donnell talking about how they're doing it in the morning, and they're hoping it's not going to be a circus. it's going to be a circus. this story, i think, has captivated people whether it's for the tawdry elements or petrae petraeus's high profile, he's there to talk about benghazi and the four people including ambassador chris stevens who died there. not to talk about the reason that he resigned, this extra-marital affair. i think it's going to be something close to a circus, which is unfortunate because i think there are legitimate questions on benghazi. i'm sure they'll get asked anyway, but my guess is they'll be overshadowed a little bit by the coverage by the fact he's out there for one of the first times since all of this information has come to light. >> and circling back to things mentioned earlier about susan rice.
sandy hit and more than 1,700 households still without power what can be done to prevent this from happening again. tom foreman reports in building up america. >> reporter: for all the angry people still without power after sandy, there may be few more frustrated than a man who lives hundreds of miles away. he is the american society of civil engineers. his name is auto otto lymch. >> with a little better planning, we could have eliminated much of the dang. >> reporter: what he's talking about is the subject of highly advanced research at georgia tech. a lowly but critical part of the electrical grid, the power pole. >> focused on getting a better understanding of the vulnerability of wood poles as exposed to extreme wind loads. >> reporter: researchers are studyi what makes a power pole break? its age, stress, debris, wind, and combine that with weather patterns and creating a comprehensive mass of tens of millions of poles, so utility companies can replace vulnerable ones before big storms hit. >> it's important to identify which ones are the most compromised and how to direct th
of post-sandy gouging. that may be just the beginning. very angry new jersey consumers have already filed more than 1200 complaints against gas stations and hardware stores an hotels. and just getting some news here in my ear about the president. the president now we are learning will be going to new york to tour the storm-ravaged region in new york. the president there. he was there touring when chris christie after sandy and post nor'easter. in terms of the gas shortages that have people lining up hour upon hour, new york city began this odd/even gas rationing this morning. new jersey started it last week. rationing programs are set to begin on long island in the next couple of hours, but there's already been a hitch. you see, even with the rationing, stations are running out of gas. roger clark, i want to bring you in. you are a reporter with our cnn affiliate new york one. how long are the lines and how mad are these people? >> reporter: pretty mad. no doubt about it. we are on mcginness boulevard and green point avenue. a major thorough fare here. one way is to the brooklyn queens ex
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have been reported. >> it's been almost two weeks since superstorm sandy devastated the northeast. still life is nowhere back to normal. the deaths of two more people have been linked to the superstorm. that brings the total number of of those killed across the region to 113. right now more than 160,000 customers in ten states and washington are still without power. travel is getting a little easier. rail service is back between new jersey and manhattan. a new ferry service between hoboken and manhattan is running. victor blackwell joins us now from new york. tell us something good, victor. >> reporter: well, carol, i can tell you that some of the people in this neighborhood of far rockaway and queens, they now have power back. but many of them do not. you mentioned two things. the additional deaths blamed on superstorm sandy and the power outages. one of those deaths was a man who lived here in far rockaway. he was 77 years old. he died at the hospital from injuries he suffered while falling down the stairs after the storm. and some of the people who do not have power live in thi
of people increasingly desperate weeks after superstorm sandy. now one man is in charge of helping them. ♪ ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] oh what fun it is to ride. get the mercedes-benz on your wish list at the winter event going on now -- but hurry, the offer ends soon. >> he is now the man in charge of helping the areas hit by super storm sandy recover, here is mary snow. >> reporter: sean donovan and janet napolitano came here. to date, some 32,000 people in new jersey with depending on the federal government to live in shelter website hotels, and temporary apartments. what normally is a busy thorough fair is now a feignful reminder of what was. sandy's storm surge devoured home after home. >> where are you living now? >> i'm at a friends house. i have been like a nomad, here, there, whoever has room, cousins, stuff like that. >> best case scenario, he will be without a home for a year. and he's not alone. >> we have families out for a long rebuilding process, where homes have been completely destroyed. and our experience is that a small group, but some families, it wi
sandy and the nor'easter which hit the region last night. those power outages are making it very difficult to get gas and new york mayor michael bloomberg has signed an emergency order instituting a gas rationing policy today. he estimates only 25% of the city's gas stations are operating and we're finally starting to get estimates on how much that superstorm will cost. new york cover andrew cuomo said sandy inflicted $33 billion in new york state day lone. new jersey was hit harder. these numbers will be astronomy cal. the family of robert champion jr. has rejected a settlement from florida a&m university. he died after being beat on a bus as part of a hazing ritual conducted by the university's marching ban. 14 people were charged with criminal hazing. the attorney says $300,000 is the maximum amount allowable by law but the family's attorney called the offer an insult. it has been 462 days since this country lost its top credit rating. what are we doing to get it back? the fiscal cliff is still there. still weighing on stocks. the dow fell another 121 points. the nasdaq and s&
sandy. will he visit staten island, one of the hardest hit areas, and take an aerial tour. he will also meet with city officials, first responders and f fema staff. this will be the president's first time touring the region in new york. he he will be joined by new york governor andrew cuomo and mayor michael bloomberg and members of his cabinet. >>> former republican nominee, mitt romney now claiming the president won re-election by giving gifts to after r african-americans, hispanics and younger voters. this is how romney explained his loss in a phone call to some of his top donors. >> the president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> those comments aren't sitting well with some republicans, notably former romney surrogate, louisiana governor bobby jindal, who says he absolutely rejects that notion saying it doesn't represent where republicans are as a party. >>> sure we just got done with an election, but warren but havette -- buffet a
to begin rationing gas. yes, rationing gas in the wake of the superstorm sandy. and now a powerful nor'easter. we have details. and more news coming up after this. up your game. up the ante. and if you stumble, you get back up. up isn't easy, and we ought to know. we're in the business of up. everyday delta flies a quarter of million people while investing billions improving everything from booking to baggage claim. we're raising the bar on flying and tomorrow we will up it yet again. [ male announcer ] can a car be built around a state of mind? ♪ announcing the all-new 2013 malibu from chevrolet. ♪ with a remarkable new interior featuring the available chevrolet mylink infotainment system. this is where sophisticated styling begins. and where it ends? that's up to you. it's here -- the greatest malibu ever. ♪ >>> a dramatic development in the infamous wikileaks case. lisa sylvester's back. she's monitoring that and some other top stories in "the situation room" right now. what happened? >> wolf, the army private accused of leaking millions of government documents to the controve
their homes to witness in the light of day what superstorm sandy had brought to our shores, what it had done to our neighbors and how it had wrecked their lives and yet today, the light of day is just about to only light that some new yorkers who live in far rockaway and queens have because if you can believe it, they still don't have power. 16 days and counting. while the long island power authority says that 99% of customers do have their power back, that's just not so for the 206 homes including families like this. they have been forced to endure freezing temperatures over the weekend, no heat, no light, no electricity for cooks. james sanders jr. joins me now and he represents the far rockaway and also is a city council member. for that district. sir, thanks for being with us. it's a very simple question i have for you. why are these people the last of the last and when is relief coming? >> i would argue that it's a question of race and class. i would argue that it's a question of the antiquated ability of lipa to deal with its reza debit dents. we have been so mistreated by lipa, i myse
, but it will be dry just about everywhere. as far as today goes, the areas still cleaning up from hurricane sandy, no storms in the cards this weekend or even next week. that's great. a cold morning just like yesterday. the afternoon will be okay. temperatures getting up into the 40s and 50s in almost all locations in the northeast. now, the troublesome weather over the next week is going to be all located on the west coast. just had some rain move through los angeles, which is always a big deal. that will continue through the ho morning. some of that rain in the bay throughout your morning rush ho hour. here's the l.a. forecast, one of the worst in the nation, a chance of rain three days in a row. very rare in southern california. let me take you through the next three days. your entire weekend forecast. friday will look like saturday and saturday like sunday. there's really no changes. the wet weather remains on the west coast. and on saturday, we should get a lot more sunshine than today in areas of the northeast. and sunday is more or less the same. so no complaints. we're getting a break fro
.s. mines, utilities and factories fell in the past month, but that was largely because superstorm sandy disrupted production. that isn't our fault but it's certainly another setback. >>> our story "outfront," fear of an all-out war breaking out in the middle east as forces intensify. they are worried about turning gaza into a frontal base for iran. so how does the conflict between israel and hamas hurt iran? fareed zakaria is here. i spoke to him earlier and asked him how the alliance between iraq and iran play into the occasion. >> right now iran has its hands full. it's got syria collapsing on one side t has hamas in trouble. so at a very simple, logistical level, this is more demands on iran for resupplying of weapons for political support of various kinds, but there is a broad idealogical game here where iran wins, because iran is seen as the great defender of the palestinians in the middle east these days. this is fas tid arritidiously s. in the political sense, iran is seen as one of the champions of the palestinians. >> will they still be seen as a champion if israel goes debacle
you're going to, i assume, see people who are still suffering the effects of hurricane sandy, which many people say is further evidence of how a warming globe is changing our weather. what specifically do you plan to do in a second term to tackle the issue of climate change and do you think the political will exists in washington to pass legislation that could include some kind of attacks on carbon? >> you know, as you know, mark, we can't attribute any particular weather event to climate change. what we do know is the temperature around the globe is increasing. faster than was predicted even ten years ago. we do know that the arctic ice cap is melting, faster than was predicted even five years ago. we do know that there have been extraordinarily -- there have been an extraordinarily large number of severe weather events here in north america, but also around the globe. and i am a firm believer that climate change is real. that it is impacted by human behavior and carbon emissions. and as a consequence, i think we have got an obligation to future generations to do something about it
in sandyland, many people have been in the dark for days. some for weeks, after superstorm sandy. and some are now getting power bills that show normal usage. the long island power authority is assuring customers, don't worry, the next actual meter reading will reflect how much you've used, and they'll adjust your bill, and i'm telling you, there are some lipa customers right now who are outraged. after all they've been through. >> as well they should be. >> they are getting electricity bills reflecting normal usage, and for many of them it's been days, some of them it's been weeks with no power. and bring you up to speed on cyber monday. what's your best guess on what people were out there buying? >> i would have thought apple products? >> yeah. had to be electronics. >> a lot of question about electronics. monday sales up 28% from last year, according to the bench mark survey and the most searched-for items were amazon's kindle and kindle fire, uggs, ipads, the ipod touch, legos, and the wii. >> well, i like the legos. i mean, it's making a comeback. maybe children will actually do a thi
in that cabinet meeting. he says they're going to talk about hurricane sandy, the fiscal cliff, some national security issues. but to your question, we already know that secretary of state clinton plans to depart treasury secretary geithner and even defense secretary leon panetta has made it clear he would like to leave within the year. the current white house chief of staff still considered the odds on favorite to get the nod to become the next treasury secretary from the president. it's believed he has the greatest chance here it's believed of getting senate confirmation. that leaves open the job of white house chief of staff. and i'm hearing that among the names that are being considered for that role are ron clay, the man once biden's chief of staff and did himself i'm told a great service in president obama's debate prep despite that bad first debate the president takes responsibility for it, does not blame mr. clain. and another name i've heard floated is dennis mcdunna. earned the great respect and admiration of the president. a young man not often considered in that light but the pres
jersey residents can expect to pay more in taxes to pay for hurricane sandy repairs. here is what governor chris christie says. >> there's no magic money tree. i think most people in these towns will recognize that if they believe that the money is being spent reasonably and responsibly to rebuild their towns, they'll be happy to do it. >> state law normally caps property tax increase at 2%, but the law provides exceptions for emergencies like hurricanes. >>> nancy pelosi will ask to keep her position as the house minority leader according to democratic sources. cnn's senior congressional correspondent dana bash broke that news earlier this hour. pelosi is expected to make an official announcement in just about ten minutes. toyota motors recalling nearly 3 million cars worldwide. mostly for prius models. but also with electric syst-- >>> the moon blocked out the sun in a stunning total solar eclipse only visible from the northeastern coast of australia. and, of course, here on cnn. it only lasted about 20 seconds in some places. total eclipses are pretty darn rare to see in any re
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